Thursday, December 11th at Highland in. Info copied from Creative Loafing:
Local bands and DJs are coming together to raise funds and awareness after a Dec. 3 home invasion in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood rattled both the community and Atlanta music scene.
On Thursday night at 9 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom on North Highland Avenue, the Gaye Blades — which includes members of the Black Lips — and Noot d’ Noot, along with a “special surprise guest,” will headline a night of raffle giveaways to benefit local musician and DJ Chris Devoe and community activist Rachael Spiewak of SoPo Bicycle Co-op. Guest DJs will also spin records throughout the night.
Criminal Records, Youngblood Gallery, Sweetgrass Salon, Charis Books & More and other local businesses are contributing items for the raffle.
“Our tagline for the event is ‘It’s a neighborhood watch,’” says Suzy Moran, one of the fundraiser organizers. “We want it to be a benefit [for the victims], but also a way for the community to come together.”
Organizers are requesting a $5 donation at the door to help the victims.
From Rachael on how to help if you can't make it out:
If you can't come by and you'd like to donate to a good cause, there's the:
Replace Chris' Stuff Fund
You can send checks to him at my address:
c/o Rachael Spiewak
1089 Blue Ridge Ave Apt 1
Atl, GA 30306
You can give to my charitable organization of choice, the East Atlanta Kids Club. The Kids Club provides FREE year round activities for our kids in East Atlanta, and those kids need our support. The Kids Club is on the front lines, providing love, attention, and resources to those kids and their families daily in order to build a promising future with them. That's a critical part of what's going to turn the world around. You can give online HERE.
You can skip the cash transaction part and learn more about what you can DO. Check out Men Stopping Violence, Project South, Raksha, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, the Georgia Innocence Project, Queer Progressive Agenda, Feminist Women's Health Center, Southern Center for Human Rights, DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, Charis Circle, Southerners on New Ground, or any other local social justice organization whose mission is to undo a global history of systematic violence.